Drink


June 23, 2014

Umami Mart Map: The Chronicles of Nagoya

by yoko

Kishimen Sumiyoshi Sansai

Instead of reaching there via a Wardrobe route, Nagoya is about a two-hour bullet train ride from Tokyo.

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March 3, 2014

Ask a Bartender: The Chrysanthemum

by Kayoko

My alcohol tolerance is not what it used to be, sadly. The morning after a night of drinking just gets tougher and tougher.

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February 19, 2014

Postcard from Tokyo

by Kayoko

We made it! After a restless 16 hours of travel — I read this month’s New Yorker (excellent expose on Amazon and its monopoly on the publishing industry) and Vanity Fair (The Hollywood Issue!

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February 10, 2014

Ordinaire, My Neighborhood Wine Shop (Oakland)

by Kayoko

RD1wP

I’ve lived in the Grand Lake district of Oakland for four years now, and we’ve never had a proper wine shop.

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December 31, 2013

The Vin Vivant: Fat Belly, Tiny Bubbles

by Umamimart Guest

By Audrey Luk

When Old Man Winter’s icy digit stops mercury from rising, I am reminded of a traveler I met in Argentina, a Canadian middle-school teacher who once ran sled dogs.

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December 20, 2013

Happy Hour: Mezcal Winter Cocktails

by Fredo Ceraso

Once you are through slurping down mugs of Tom & Jerry bowls and hot buttered rum then please consider a few winter cocktails with a smoky twist, mezcal.

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November 18, 2013

Umami Map: Where to Buy Shochu in the Bay Area

by Kayoko

UPDATED 11/19/13, 8:47pm

We get a lot of phone calls about where to buy shochu in the Bay Area.

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November 8, 2013

Casa de Kei: The Irish Mule

by Kid Skwid

2 oz Irish whisky (Jameson, Bushmills, etc.)

1/2 lime, squeezed

A few dashes of Peychuad’s Bitters

Shake it up with ice and add it to your copper mug from Umami Mart

Pour in 3 oz ginger beer

Garnish with a lime wedge

Kanpai!

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October 11, 2013

Happy Hour: The Affinity, Your New Fall Cocktail

by Fredo Ceraso



Affinity: a liking for or an attraction to something.

I discovered this long-lost cocktail one cold October day, thanks to my friend and barman Maxwell Britten during his tenure manning Freeman’s backroom bar in New York City.

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September 27, 2013

Long Beach Seikatsu: Hot Java

by Umamimart Guest